background preloader

All Things TED

Facebook Twitter

Atul Gawande: Want to get great at something? Get a coach. Top 5 TED-Ed Lessons on creativity. How does impeachment work? Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer. Steven Johnson: How play leads to great inventions. 5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education - Springboard Blog. In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom.

5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education - Springboard Blog

In fact, some educators argue that technology can improve the classroom by eliminating the need for a physical one, and allow students to learn remotely, from wherever they do their best work. While it’s still too early to know if this is the most effective way to teach, it’s important to stay-to-update on these innovations in education and see what we can learn from them. In these TED talks, students and educators share their stories of how technology has helped them learn to code, make art, connect with others, start schools, and more.

Let’s Teach Kids To Code MIT professor Mitch Resnick believes in the power of teaching kids as young as kindergartners how to build programs. Neha Narula: The future of money. Before public speaking… Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. TED talks a great motivator. Gamification to improve our world: Yu-kai Chou at TEDxLausanne. Raffaello D'Andrea: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future. Caleb Harper: This computer will grow your food in the future. Talks to help you focus on what really matters. Edsurge. US History teacher Jennifer Hesseltine combined TED-Ed Lessons with an interactive blackboard to create a digital homework space that students love.


Let’s redesign homework. When’s the last time your students got excited to do homework? Or said things like, “Wow…just WOW. It is amazing how much is out there that we just don’t know about”? Tech Tip: Using Ted Talks in the classroom. Students are asked more and more often to evaluate a wider range of media.

Tech Tip: Using Ted Talks in the classroom

I am always looking for tools that not only I can use in the classroom, but students will use effectively. I found that tool: TED Talks. My students search for talks that interest them. Their assignment is to intently watch the talk they selected and complete the Google Doc assignment I give them. It’s a simple assignment that has become quite insightful, for me and for my students. The assignment allows me to easily assess their engagement and media evaluation skills, allows for student choice, and provides frequent and meaningful student interaction with visual media.

Kenny Silva teaches eighth-grade English Language Arts, US History, and technology at Easterbrook Discovery School in San Jose, Calif. Tech Tip: Using Ted Talks in the classroom. TED-ED clubs give students a platform for sharing ideas. The clubs are fashioning the next generation of TED speakers one big idea at a time One of Mitzi Stover’s biggest challenges as a teacher is convincing her students they have a voice.

TED-ED clubs give students a platform for sharing ideas

Stover teaches speech and English at North Torrance High School in a working-class area of Los Angeles where kids seldom travel or even leave the neighborhood. “Their world is very small geographically,” Stover said during a recent presentation at the CUE 2016 national conference in Palm Springs. “And teenagers are already so dismissed most of the time.” From her years of teaching, Stover knew that having students delve into their interests and personal experiences was one of the best ways to develop their passions — and in turn their public speaking. Caleb Harper: This computer will grow your food in the future. Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers. Robin Murphy: These robots come to the rescue after a disaster. TEDEd Lessons. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms.

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world. Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games. Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class. Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D, is the author of Creative Schools, The Element, Finding Your Element and Out of Our Minds.

Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class

The Education Committee of the US Senate is currently considering the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind. Much of the original rhetoric in NCLB was about improving job readiness and employability. In a tragic irony, the focus of the last ten years has not been on improving vocational programs at all but on testing narrow academic standards. Overall, the impact on students, schools and employability has been baleful. This is the time to change. A study from 2013 estimated that almost 6 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school or work. In practice, our communities — and economies — depend on an enormous diversity of talents, roles, and occupations. As with many schools in the United States, the shop program at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California, had become largely irrelevant.

Casey Shea, a teacher at Analy, ran with the idea. TED Talks I like.